Introduction to Permaculture one day course, The Sanctuary, Upminster

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Are you concerned about climate change and future generations? Do you want to change how we interact with our gardens ecosystems and human communities?

Our one day Introduction to Permaculture Course led by Graham Burnett, author of Permaculture A Beginner’s Guide and the Vegan Book of Permaculture, aims to inspire and empower you to use permaculture design in your everyday life to create the change you wish to see in your world. This course is being held at the beautiful setting of The Sanctuary near Upminster, a peaceful haven set in rural surroundings providing a learning environment where visitors can feel relaxed, rejuvenated and restored.

Venue: The Sanctuary, a beautiful and peaceful healing centre set in the Essex countryside within easy reach of central London

Dates: Saturday May 26th 2018, 10.00 – 4.30

Cost: £25. To book your place please contact Jenni at the Upminster Sanctuary

Details: Applying permaculture design thinking to your lifestyle and garden, this weekend will focus on design skills – learning to see patterns in nature and in human and social contexts.  It will give us the tools and confidence to take responsibility for our lives and actions whilst ‘doing least harm’ to our earth and her inhabitants, whether human or non-human.

This course will give participants;

  • Ability to define the term ‘permaculture’
  • Ability to give a number of examples of permaculture systems in action
  • Ability to describe a number of examples of interconnections in human and natural systems
  • Ability to state the ethics and principles of Permaculture
  • Ability to set personal permaculture-based design goals
  • Experience in practicing permaculture design processes and methods


Who is this course suitable for?

Open to all – no previous knowledge or experience necessary.

Please note that this course is not organised by Spiralseed – all queries re. booking and accommodation should be made to the course organisers.

What folk have said about our previous courses

“I can totally recommend this. I’ve done 2 courses under Graham’s tutelage and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. The second changed my life (for the better) and gave me the courage to ditch a a job that was wearing me down, in favour of self-employment that has left me happier than ever before as an adult. The Introduction to Permaculture course I did opened my eyes and broadened my outlook. Worth it for that alone, but when you add in a weekend of fun with like-minded people – priceless!”

“Graham’s teaching style is open, non-ego, relaxed, positive and BRILLIANT – A natural educator, thank you!”

“If anyone is considering this course I would really recommend it”

“The course was terrific and was paced in such a way as to ensure maximum benefit”

“A wonderful weekend”

“I’ve done a lot of training courses and Graham is by far one of the best trainers I’ve had”

“I believe that we all left richer for the experience and, speaking for myself, happier and more hopeful. I am now just looking for an excuse to return, because the whole experience was just too good to have only once”

Can’t afford the course fees? Have a look at some ideas here or fundraise for your tuition with We The Trees!